Archive for the 'Web' Category

The Future for Tumblr and MarsEdit

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

MarsEdit’s history with Tumblr has been long and bittersweet. Starting with a December, 2008 post in which I encouraged Tumblr to add fundamental support for apps like MarsEdit to their API: There are relatively simple changes that Tumblr can make to their API to facilitate an acceptable user experience not only from MarsEdit, but from […]

How To Talk Dirty

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Today there is much chatter on Twitter about Brittany Tarvin’s A Letter to the Developer Community. In a nutshell: Brittany attended MacTech last week, and was offended by the unprofessional vibe in a few instances, but in particular, with regard to sexual jokes that comprised the content of one. It reads to me less like […]

Twitter Security Smackdown

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Today Twitter announced a few distinct policy changes for clients of their API, all wrapped up under the banner of improved security permissions for end-users. The best response I’ve seen yet is from John Gruber, who smells something funny in the deli. I tend to agree. The announcements today comprise some useful security enhancements, but […]

Fix Tumblr

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

For several months now, Tumblr has apparently been a victim of its own success. What used to be known as a super-popular, well-designed, streamlined blogging service with lots of internet-famous blogs hosted on it, is increasingly known as all that and also as a flakey, unreliable service. Folks who host their blogs on Tumblr are […]